Top 9 Skateboard Tricks – How To Do Awesome And Cool Skateboard Tricks

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toe: This trick is a basic, yet easy one, where you start by placing your back foot at the front of the board on the right then your front foot at the back of the board on the right, then put your back foot down at the front of the board on the left, then your front foot back at the back of the board on the left. At this point you will be standing on your board and you will jump up and down. Then you will do the same thing to the left and right, and back once more.

Manual/nose manual

(grind)

A manual is one of the first tricks new skateboarders learn. It involves balancing on your nose on the edge of a skateboard. As you become more advanced, you can learn how to push and pop to do a nose manual. Although it’s considered a basic trick, a nose manual is tough to master. It takes a lot of practice and balance, but the feeling you get once you get it done is exhilarating.

The general trick to a nose manual is that you place your front foot and the front truck of the skateboard on the ground. When you want to do a nose manual, you need to lean forward with your back foot and keep your balance and stance on the skateboard. The key is to keep your eyes and head up and look in a straight line.

Kick-flip trick

This is the trick that started it all back in the ‘50s when roller skating was way more popular than skateboarding. The kick-flip is a simple trick that is easy enough for kids to learn but still an impressive trick to show off. It involves flipping your skateboard up in the air while riding it, landing back on the board, and then continuing down the street.

To perform a kick flip, you’ll start by pushing off the ground with your foot to propel yourself forward as you stand on the board. At the same time, you’ll lean forward and put your un-weighted foot behind the front trucks. Then you’ll lift the board up and kick it forward into the air.

It may seem counterintuitive to kick the board up because you want it to land back under your feet. However, as your skateboard leaves the ground, you’ll naturally start to fall backward and you want to have the board hit the ground in front of you.

When the board hits the ground, it will land back on the wheels. The bottom of the trucks will be in front of you while the top of the board arcs gently in the other direction. Slowly, the board will turn under the trucks and flop back onto the wheels.

Ollie trick

One of the most popular skateboard tricks, the Ollie is a simple trick that anyone can learn to do. The secret to the Ollie is a gentle push with the foot that is a good balance point. A person standing on their board with their feet staggered should push with the toe of the non-staggared foot slightly forward and upward to lift the front section of their skateboard. This should leave the skateboard tilted forwards with a part of the deck that forms sort of a ramp. The rider schedules their foot to roll into that ramp and it provides just enough of an upward push for the skateboard to go airborne and by the time it reaches the highest point in its natural curve the rider’s feet have touched down again and so they are in the perfect position to catch the board.

Heel-flip trick

A Heel-flip is a skateboard trick in which the skateboarder flips the skateboard around his/her back and behind the other foot. To do the Heel-flip, you should stand on the board with one foot while the other foot is near the nose of the board. Next, you should bend your knees and raise your body upwards. Then, you should push that leg behind the board and lean your body forward, so that the nose of the board is near the skateboarder’s back foot. Now you have to flip the skateboard over the other foot and landing in a crouched position. To perform flips well, you should master the basics techniques. Also, it’s essential to have the right deck. If you want to do a backside 180, you should have a deck with perfect wheel base and concave for better riding.

Frontside/Backside powerslide

A powerslide refers to the rotation of a skateboard wheel when the board is moving. To do a powerslide, you lift up the nose of your skateboard to initiate a frontside or backside rotation and turn. The frontside powerslide primarily uses the front wheels to rotate the edge of the board. The backside powerslide uses the back wheels to turn the edge of the board.

A frontside or backside powerslide is not a specific technical or popular skill in itself, but rather a method to use during a slide or grind. The ability to powerslide is common to its users and makes slide tricks and grinds easier. Advanced skaters with proficient technical skills often avoid powerslides to avoid the tricks being too easy. For example, skateboarders who can ollie, kickflip, and 360 often choose not to do powerslides when performing kickflips and 360s.

Pop shove it 360 trick

The pop shove it 360 trick is basic in technique but very difficult to master. The trick can best be described as an amalgamation of the pop shove-it and the 360 flip trick. It requires a great deal of energy, endurance, and strength to perform since it involves a continuous effort on the backside of the skater.

To begin the trick, the skater will start off by getting into the normal pop shove-it stance with the back foot already on the tail of the board. As he begins to push off, the skater will do a quick 360 degree spin in the air, then land on the skated foot first. The rest of the trick can be pulled off by using the momentum and spin from the first 360 degree spin to execute a continuous series of 180 and 360 degree spins. It’s composed of three rolls, two taps, and a shove-it in the middle.

The pop shove it 360 trick is hard to master because it requires a lot of strength and endurance. It can be perfected though if you have the right learning techniques. Being in control of everything that’s happening to your body will make it easier for you to monitor your every move. Also, closely observing your board as you perform the pop shove it 360 trick will allow you to grasp the intricacies of the move.

Grinds

A grind is when the skateboarder slides along the concrete deck or pavement. If the skateboarder jumps or performs any other type of movement while grinding, it is called a grind trick. Grinds are among the most popular skateboard tricks.

If the skateboarder changes the angle of the board while grinding, it is called a transfer. Most skateboarders perform a 180-degree or 360-degree transfer. But you can do as many transfers as you want.

If the skateboarder does a grind with the rear wheel instead of the front one, it is called a backside grind.

If the skateboarder grinds with the front wheel, it is called a frontside grind.

One way to do a frontside grind is to approach the pole at an angle (about 15 degrees) and press the tail against the base of the pole. Then you need to lean to your left, pivot your right foot and make it touch the ground. Then you need to lean to your right, let your left foot touch the ground and start bouncing up and down.

If you see a skateboarder doing a backside grind the wrong way, he is most likely pivoting in the wrong direction. Most skateboarders prefer to turn with the right foot pivoting towards the pole.

Chinese nollie

If you want to learn a basic skateboard trick for beginners, the Chinese nollie is the way to go. It’s known as airplane surfing and is a lot safer than it looks. A Chinese nollie is when you raise your back foot to the nose of your board, and push off from the ground. The Chinese nollie is a great trick for beginners. It’s easy to learn and really cool.

How to do a Chinese nollie:

Stand with your back foot on top of the rail.

Kick your front foot up towards the nose of your board.

Push your back foot along the side of the nose and jump off.